Reflections on Mommyhood

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Contents

Preface
The Presence
Waiting
Time Bomb
Wolf, Wolf
Rough Passage
The Newborn
Garage Sales and Baby
Mom's Conflict
Another Battle
The Transformation
My Child
Vacation with Baby
Busy Baby
The Battle
Horsie
Exploring
At Thirteen and Fourteen Months
Books and Puzzles
Christmas 1984
Lookie, Mommy
Toddler Words
A is for Ark
Me, Daniel
Three Little Words
Mommy, It Hurts
Daniel
No
Why?
Tired Again
Comparisons
Two Little Boys
A Father's Pride
Number Two Son
Tears
Oh, God
Too Soon

Time Bomb

or

Waiting for Labor To Begin

 

A time bomb within me is ticking,
The countdown of which I can't see.
Is it one day or two?
And what can I do
'Bout this time bomb that's ticking in me?

The countdown began months ago
And slowly the time has gone past.
What was months now is days,
As the past turns to haze,
Any minute, the lot could be cast.

But questions I have while I'm waiting,
Like, how will I know when it's here?
Will it come suddenly
Like a dam that's set free?
Or like waves, will it come upon me?
Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

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